17:3023.4      Student loan guarantees

 A. Notwithstanding any other provisions of law, the Louisiana Student Financial Assistance Commission is hereby authorized to guarantee loans made to students attending or planning to attend institutions of higher education, including graduate, professional, vocational, business, or technical education, subject to the conditions, limitations, reinsurance provisions and in accordance with the terms and provisions of and within the amounts established by 20 U.S.C. S. 1071 et seq., or in accordance with the provisions of any federal law or regulations relating to student loan guarantee or insurance programs, provided that the aggregate value of all loans guaranteed and outstanding at any one time shall not exceed fifteen times the total value of funds, investments, properties, and other assets of the commission except that this guarantee may be further expanded by use of federal credit.

 B. The guarantee shall be for the maximum percentage of the unpaid principal and interest of each loan permitted by the Federal Higher Education Act of 1965, (See 20 U.S.C.A. Sec. 1001 et seq.) as amended or as hereafter amended.

 C. The interest charged on any guaranteed loans shall not exceed the maximum interest rate authorized by the Federal Higher Education Act of 1965, 1 as amended or as hereafter amended.

Acts 1978, No. 135, Sec. 2. Amended by Acts 1978, No. 589, Sec. 1; Acts 1979, No. 761, Sec. 1, 2, eff. July 20, 1979; Acts 1980, No. 790, Sec. 1, eff. Aug. 1, 1980; Acts 1980, No. 815, Sec. 5; Acts 1981, No. 378, Sec. 1, eff. July 17, 1981; Acts 1982, No. 835, Sec. 1, eff. Aug. 4, 1982; Acts 1995, No. 713, Sec. 1.